The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Apple Drops Prices on 5GB and 10GB iPods, Announces 20GB Model

Apple Drops Prices on 5GB and 10GB iPods, Announces 20GB Model

by , 11:45 AM EDT, July 17th, 2002

At MACWORLD Expo this morning, Apple updated its iPod lineup by dropping prices on the 5GB and 10GB models and introducing a 20GB model. In addition, the 10GB and 20GB models will ship with a new remote and a new case with belt clip. The iPod is now available for both Macintosh and Windows users. From the press release:

“The award-winning iPod now comes in models that are more affordable, thinner and hold up to 4,000 songs in your pocket,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “But the biggest news is that we’re bringing the iPod to Windows users, so they can join this amazing portable digital music revolution.”

(...)

For Windows users, the iPod now works seamlessly with MUSICMATCH Jukebox, the number one selling music software for PCs. iPod is the only MP3 player to provide Windows customers with Apple’s exclusive Auto-sync technology, to keep their iPod automatically updated every time it is plugged into their PC. Users also have the option to manually transfer individual songs or playlists from their MUSICMATCH library to their iPod. iPod for Windows will ship with MUSICMATCH Jukebox.

iPod for Mac or Windows comes with improved headphones that offer enhanced bass response, smoother transitions and more accurate high-end sound reproduction. iPod also features a redesigned and more portable thin FireWire cable; 20GB and 10GB iPod models include a built-in protective cover for the FireWire port.

More information on the iPod can be found at Apple's iPod site.

The Mac Observer Spin:

We think Apple has hit a homerun with the iPod yet again. At $299, the 5GB model is an attractive entry into the MP3-player space. At $399 and $499 (with the addition of a remote and a case), the 10GB and 20GB models are a great value. Music lovers everywhere will be drooling over these new models. Perhaps the biggest news, however, is that an iPod can now be bought for Windows. This could prove to be a significant source of revenue for Apple considering the high praises the iPod has received from PC-oriented press. In the long run, it may even attract more users to the Macintosh platform.

Recent Headlines - Updated April 19th

Sat, 9:02 PM
3 Free iOS Apps To Unleash the Music In You
10:30 AM
Yet Another 25 Tips for Mastering iPhone Photography
Fri, 7:25 PM
Look Out Apple Haters, Android’s Monopoly on Large Screens Will End
5:20 PM
Why Apple Didn’t Try to Copy Google Glass
4:30 PM
Menu Bars Of The Stars
4:12 PM
How to Streamline System Preferences on Your Mac
2:56 PM
Microsoft Pilot Program Allows Developers to Respond to App Reviews
1:15 PM
Tavik’s Zippered Folio Case for iPad Air is Built for Travel
1:13 PM
Apple Maps Misses Your Coffee Shop, but Finds Loch Ness Monster
12:55 PM
Online Privacy: Track Which Apps Access Your Personal Information
10:56 AM
Judge Denies Rockstar Consortium’s Bid to Move Google Patent Fight to Troll Town
9:25 AM
Dropbox gets Deeper into Photo Management with Loom Purchase
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!